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Disaster Distress Information
Disaster Distress Helpline
Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990. Free and confidential providing year-round, 24/7 crisis counseling and support.
Are you experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster?
Signs of distress may include any of the following physical and emotional reactions:
The Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States, all of whom provide: Sleeping too much or too little
Stomachaches or headaches
Anger, feeling edgy or lashing out at others
Worrying a lot of the time; feeling guilty but not sure why
Feeling like you have to keep busy
Lack of energy or always feeling tired
Drinking alcohol, smoking or using tobacco more than usual; using illegal drugs
Eating too much or too little
Not connecting with others
Feeling like you won't ever be happy again
Rejecting of help.
Crisis counseling for those who are in emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster
Information on how to recognize distress and its effects on individuals and families Tips for healthy coping
Referrals to local crisis call centers or 2-1-1 call centers for additional follow-up care & support.
Download the Disaster Distress Helpline Brochure here. Download the Disaster Distress Helpline Wallet Card here.